Hornbill Unleashed

April 3, 2013

Malaysians, let us vote wisely

Khoo Ying Hooi

Voting in the 13th GE is incredibly crucial for a very apparent reason. The 13th GE, also known as the ‘mother of all elections’, will be an important test of Malaysia’s progress on political reform.

The outcome of the 13th GE has the capability to bring enormous changes to the country. This is also the first time that indelible ink will be used for elections and for it to be mandatory for voters to be marked before casting their ballot.

This time around, the civil society particularly has embarked on aggressive voter education programmes all over the country to enlighten voters on the election-related matters to ensure their votes are brought out on polling day.

Voter and civic education campaigns have been launched in a race against time to ensure all Malaysians comprehend the election dynamics. It is indeed important for the various stakeholders to ensure that the accurate information is distributed to the public in a timely manner.

Malaysians often deem national politics as messy and oftentimes extremely frustrating, and not to mention filled with unpleasant processes. Elections, therefore, give us the opportunity to make changes.

Voting is not a privilege; it is a duty

The 13th GE is just anytime from now, and as political competition intensifies, Malaysians are getting all sort of advice on how and whom they should vote. Exercising our vote is definitely of vital importance to the health of our democracy.

As all indications show that this coming election is going to be a tough fight, winning or losing may be determined by just a marginal number of votes. This is all the more reason why us, Malaysians, must exercise our rights to vote wisely.

This is a critical vote and our decision, when made, should be for progress and stability. So, instead of just putting blame on the system, people should come out and vote, exercise their right and express their views.

Casting a vote is the most direct medium to channel our grievances about the system. There is a saying: “Politicians are like products, vote wisely for better returns”. I couldn’t agree more, so the bottom line is that we should vote because we can.

So use your vote wisely, vote for the best amongst the rest.

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10 Comments »

  1. Najib had sent 5 battalion of armies to Sabah to guard a newly created security zone. Malaysians want to know where will be the polling station of these soldiers? Is Najib transfering votes to Sabah when he got wind the illegal Malaysians from Sulu would not vote for BN in GE13 ?

    Comment by Rosli Samat — April 3, 2013 @ 10:16 PM | Reply

    • Seven battalions to be exact. Why are the two battalions already based in Sabah had been sidelined? Malysians want an explanation from Mindef. We also want the EC to tell us how and where are these seven battilions going to cast their votes? Something terribly fishy.

      Comment by Mohd Hafiz — April 4, 2013 @ 10:54 PM | Reply

  2. Let us all vote for a cleaner government!

    Comment by Freddy — April 3, 2013 @ 2:03 PM | Reply

  3. LET US UNITE N BURY BN ONCE N FOR ALL FOR THE SAKE OF OUR CHILDREN.

    Comment by VINCENT AK PAUL — April 3, 2013 @ 1:35 PM | Reply

  4. Compare to years 1960 or 70′, Malaysian now are more educated. We knows what we want, we knows what is happening in our country, we know what UMNO and BN is doing. BN and UMNO also knows what we want, but they just don’t care, they just care about their own pocket. The more chances they have, the more money they can dig….At the end when times come, they already fly to some where else…Just like our lovely India chief, Samyvellu. Now enjoy his life in India, just like a King !!! What he worry now ???
    We want a group of leaders that really take care of our future.
    So, All Malaysian regardless Malays, Chinese,India, Kadazan or others race, MUST in one heart. We do our job in General Election.
    Why we can’t give PR a 5 years mandat ? since we already give BN 55 years ?

    Comment by Mike-Johor — April 3, 2013 @ 10:27 AM | Reply

  5. We the employers are facing a massive bank overdraft and our money stolen in our house and the habitual thieves are telling us to be grateful to them? Oi..what is going on in our heads? Sack these habitual thieves and make sure they go to jail.

    Comment by Robert Rukong — April 3, 2013 @ 8:16 AM | Reply

  6. Do Malaysians want to employ habitual thief as maid? Do we want to employ habitual thief to take care of our cash register? Do we want to employ habitual thief to be the CEO and managers of your campany? If the answer is No, No, No, No but why are we still giving employment to these habitual political thieves to administer our country and for mismanaging our economy?

    Comment by Irene Kana — April 3, 2013 @ 8:06 AM | Reply


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